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Websitevanillaforums.com
Blogblog.vanillaforum...
Twitter@vanilla
CategorySoftware
Phone866-845-0815
Emailsales@vanillaforu...
Employees15
Founded12/2009
DescriptionSaaS Community Forum Software

Offices

HQ
414 McGill Street
Suite 202
Montreal, H2Y 2G1, CAN

People

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer
Co-founder and Lead Developer
CEO
Board Member
Director of Infrastructure
Marketing Manager

Funding

TOTAL $982k
FUNDING TOTAL $982k
Seed, 8/2009
Techstars
$12k
Series A, 1/2010
Klein Venture Partners
Montreal Start Up
eonBusiness
Norseman Capital
C$1M

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Vanilla Forums

Vanilla provides a hosted community forum solution.

Vanilla helps publishers turn their audience into an engaged community, grow traffic and increase revenue. We believe that your community should uniquely reflect your brand and culture, be welcoming and reward members for positive participation.

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Vanilla Forums screenshot
Above: Vanilla Forums.com
Uploaded: 2/14/14

Products

Vanilla Forums Cloud

Vanilla Forums was created out of a desire to reinvent the traditional discussion forum. Forums are the original social media and remain the primary place for meaningful interaction among hundreds of millions of people even today.

Vanilla Forums Cloud, is a cloud based community software, with a modern take on community. Below are a few of the features of Vanilla Forums:

-Themes: Completely customize the look and feel, beyond just header and footer.

-Gamification and reputation system: More than just badges, the reputation engine can be used to promote good content, grant member abilities, and help automate moderation.

-Made for Mobile: Detects the browser agent and applies the most appropriate theme to ensure a great user experience

-Single Sign-on: Vanilla’s jsConnect SSO, SAML support and social logins make it easy for users to register. SSO can be configured to be seamless with your existing system.

-API: Vanilla has an easy to use RESTful API that you can use to deeply integrate Vanilla with your website.

-Permissions: Control fine-grained, role-based permissions that can be assigned on a per-discussion-category basis. Assign multiple roles to individual users. Roles can be set manually, based on registration workflow, via SSO and via the API.

-Spam Prevention: Powerful tools to keep your community forum free of spam.

-Integrations: WordPress, Mailchimp, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and more.

Vanilla Forums screenshot
Above: Backend of Vanilla
Uploaded: 2/21/14

Sources

  1. TechStars Incubator Hatches 10 New Companies (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Vanilla Forums Receives $500,000 (CAD) Round A Funding for Its Innovative, Open Source Community Forum Software (businesswire.com) [edit]
  3. Vanilla Forums Raises $500,000 For Open-Source Forum Software (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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